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  • Worthy of Social Media.
    30th November 2021 Puerto de La Estaca, El Hierro – Cercle de Voile, Anse De Hann, Dakar, Senegal We all project a positive image on social media. Everyone is always smiling, skies are always blue and we are always living our best lives. Our social media posts would usually contain the same, but our sail…
  • Ohh’s & Ahh’s
    16th November 202 Puerto De La Estaca, El Hierro Many things can pop through your mind when you hear a long ‘Oooooooh’, the mind then races if this is followed by an ‘Ahhhhhhhh’ and if Larry is involved and you hear an ‘Ohhhhhhhh Ahhhhhh’ then the mind really boggles! As we have discovered El Hierro,…
  • Natural Laws.
    10th November 2021 Santa Cruz, La Palma According to Greek philosophers every visible thing is made up of a combination of earth, fire, air and water. This makes sense when looking at the natural world as the earth rises out of water into the air and above everything sits the fire of the sun. La…
  • The ancient, the modern and the new.
    3rd November 2021 Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria – Santa Cruz, La Palma via Los Cristrianos & Playa de Barranco, Los Gigantos, Tenerife  Some goodbyes are easy, some goodbyes are sad, some goodbyes are permanent, but some goodbyes are more ‘au revoir’ than ‘adiós’. After many miles, many islands and many anchorages we have bid Cerulean…
  • And…… breathe.
    30th October 2021 Anfi del Mar, Gran Canaria – Pastio Blanco, Gran Canaria via Puerto Mogan & Puerto Cementos, Gran Canaria There are lots of legitimate reasons to hold your breath, when being underwater, when trying to avoid noxious fumes* or when having a temper tantrum at the age to 2. There also seem to…
  • Categorisation
    23rd October 2021 Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Anfi del Mar, Gran Canaria via Playa de Veneguera & Playa de Tauro, Gran Canaria Town planners categorise land. It is squarely put into Urban, Suburban and Rural. It’s amazing how quickly we have moved from one to the other and in moving we have appreciated everything the…
  • Ruffians Road Test
    17th October 2021 Playa Francesa, Graciosa – Santa Cruz, Tenerife When location managers from Top Gear look for places to film, they seek out sweeping roads with impossibly dramatic backdrops, they look for fascinating cultural side trips where local prejudices can either be dispelled or reinforced and finally, they want to be able to show…
  • Desolation Island
    11th October 2021 Arrecife, Lanzarote – Playa Francesa, La Graciosa Authors write about what they know. Charlotte Bronte wrote of the challenges that woman faced in the 19th century, Andy McNabb pens adventures about war torn parts of the world, while Margret Attwood writes about the oppression of women and the rise of extremism. When…
  • ‘Stevele Knievil’ and the life aquatic
    6th October 2021 Papagayo, Lanzarote – Arrecife, Lanzarote Capital cities draw people in from all over the world. They come for the culture, the history, to be near the seats of power and to be around the movers and shakers. Our needs are much simpler, we have no need of the big city lights or…
  • An untamed land.
    1st October 2021 Rubicon, Lanzarote, Canaries – Papagayo, Lanzarote Man has tamed many corners of the earth. In these places the landscape has been moulded to his whim and it seems to exist simply to supply his needs. Lanzarote is different, here man merely sits on top of the land, it seems to just tolerate…